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David C. Parker is one of the world’s foremost specialists in the study of the New Testament text and of Greek and Latin manuscripts. This volume brings together 25 of his articles on different aspects of textual criticism. The collection is divided into three topics, the first dealing with manuscript studies. In addition to three very different studies of Codex Bezae, there are articles and reports on individual manuscripts and classes of manuscripts and reports on visits to libraries. The second section of this text includes broader studies dealing with the theory of the discipline of textual criticism and more detailed discussions of particular problems, including translations into Latin, techniques for grouping Greek manuscripts, and the comparison of modern editions. The third section contains papers in which Parker discusses the often overlooked relationship between textual criticism and theology. These studies explore particular textual problems and their wider significance, and cover topics as varied as “Jesus and Textual Criticism,” “Calvin’s Biblical Text” and “The Early Tradition of Jesus’ Sayings on Divorce.”
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- Contains 25 articles from eminent manuscript scholar David C. Parker
- Discusses the relationship between textual criticism and theology
- Includes three studies of Codex Bezae
- Title: Manuscripts, Texts, Theology: Collected Papers 1977–2007
- Author: David C. Parker
- Publisher: De Gruyter
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 380
About the Author
David Parker is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and the director of the Institute for Textual Scholarhip and Electronic Editing at the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England. He received his ThD from Leiden University, and is a fellow of both the British Academy and the Society of Antiquaries of London.